Christmas is coming soon, now is the time to plan that special activity, craft, or Bible lesson. This page lists some of the most popular resources on our website related to Christmas. Be sure to check back, we will be adding new content to this page leading up to Christmas.
>> NEW for 2018 our Advent Coloring Calendar (one sheet per day leading up to Christmas) it’s not included in the download below but you should check it out .
In A Hurry? Then browse only our 5 most popular Christmas resources.
Christmas Bible Lessons for Children’s Church
Over the past few years, we’ve posted a large number of Christmas lesson plans. These free materials are easy to print and have been used by thousands of churches. They include both Kids Church and Sunday School lessons. You will find a variety of teaching styles represented, so browse them all and find what works best for your ministry. Like all our content you are welcomed to modify them to best fit your needs.
Don’t overlook the printable Christmas Story Booklet and The 12 Symbols of Christmas. These can supplement any of the lesson plans or be used on their own to teach kids about the birth of Jesus. We also have free Christmas thank you card sheets for children.
We’ve uploaded a printable acrostic poster to teach through the names of JESUS.
Christmas Craft Ideas for Sunday School
This is a new resource for Christmas 2010. Mandy Groce has created an original Advent coloring book. Each of these coloring pages shows a different aspect of Christmas with the phrase “Because of Jesus we have ….” This is a fun way to remind kids about the real meaning of Christmas. When all put together, kids will have a Gospel-centered art project in to celebrate the season. There are a total of 6 coloring pictures in the series, all 100% free for you to download and print.
- Free Christian Craft Ideas for Christmas – This page links to several high quality craft ideas on other websites.
- Christmas Tree Coloring Page – This is a simple activity where kids can color-in and decorate a tree with the words “God gave his son.”
- Happy Birthday Jesus Coloring Sheet – This is a super easy coloring page perfect for a Jesus Christmas card or Birthday party.
- Advent “Nesting Dolls” Craft Idea
Christmas Songs for Preschool Children
Children’s Sermons & Object Lessons
- Candy Cane Poem (Christmas Children’s Sermon)
- Twas the Night Before Jesus Birth – Christmas Poem Booklet
- The Wise Men and Christmas – Children’s Sermon
- 3 Christmas Object Lessons for Kids Church
- See all the latest Christmas Object Lessons
Christmas Story Activity Worksheets
- Jesus and Me Worksheet (PDF) compares my birth and Jesus’
- The Angel’s Announcement to the Shepherds Activity Page (PDF)
- Printable Christmas ISPY picture find game
- 4 Christmas Worksheets for Sunday School
- Christmas Acrostic Poem
- Interview about Christmas for Families
- Jesus Birth Word Search
- Jesus Family Tree Genealogy Activity
Christmas Plays & Musicals for Church
- Where to find Christmas musicals for kids at church?
- 12 Symbols of Christmas Play – Free Script
- Stories of the Savior – a Christmas play
- Christmas in Genesis? free children’s Christmas program for church
- The Birth of Jesus – a free Christmas play for kids
- “Changed in a Night” – the first-person Christmas story told by a Shepherd Boy
- The Twases of Christmas – download this free program for children
- “Christmas Hope” program script
- Teaching Skits of Jesus birth from Luke 1 & 2
- One good reason NOT to have a Christmas play this year
More Christmas Ideas for Kids
- Christmas Game Ideas for Kids Ministry
- Printable Cupcake Toppers and Game for Jesus Birthday Party
- Jesus Birthday Party and Happy Birthday Jesus Coloring Sheet
- 12 Ways to Make Christmas Come Alive for Kids
- Bible Verses about Christmas
- Bible Reading Calendar for December
- Family Ministry Ideas for Christmas & Advent
- Operation Christmas Child: A Service Project for Students
- Forum: What To Get Ministry Volunteers For Christmas?
- Christmas Devotional about Bethlehem
- Christmas Devotion – There is no ME in Christmas only HIM
- Advent Devotional – The Reason for it All
- View our category page for Christmas ideas
- Check out the free Christmas resources from Crossroad’s Kids Club
4 thoughts on “Christmas Ideas for Children's Ministry”
Thank you. I have been fishing around trying to find something suitable for my class of 7-12 year-olds which meets once a month. I have just recovered from an operation and ready to go. All the material listed from you is just what I needed. Thank you. God’s blessing on you and your ministry.
Because of Jesus Roy Conn
Thank you every body who contributes to this website.
I need a quick/easy/low maintenance Christmas idea, and you have blessed me with more than ONE!
Our childrens ministry has about 30 kids a week, but different kids every week. These are also busy kids, so the less rehearsing, the less hassle, the better. its also my first year in the job.
Tossing up between “Twas the night before Christmas” and “The Twases of Christmas”
Especial thank you to the author of those two items.
Thank you so much. An everyday inspiration to my sunday lesson for my Kids in Church.
God bless you… I love using this website for ideas for our Sunday school group